Aromas of red
fruits mixed with spicy notes, herbsand wet earth precede sweet and structured tannins on the elegant and persistent finish.
Established in 1999, Matetic is owned and operated by Jorge and
Cristian Matetic. These wines were named EQ as a tongue-incheek
reminder that wines are meant to be in equilibrium. With
EQ, Jorge and Cristian produce wines that are balanced, foodfriendly
and meant for the every day.
The biodynamically farmed, certified organic vineyards are
located in Rosario Valley, a sub-appellation of the San Antonio
Valley, Chile. There are two distinct types of soil in the valley – on
the hillsides, thin red-brick topsoils cover a thin layer of clay and
decomposed. On the valley floor, soils have a deeper layer of
granite and red clay that is covered by a layer of dark soils. The
fruit is hand-picked and estate bottled. Winemaker Paula
Cardena Saez began as an assistant for Errazuriz and William
Cole Vineyards. She is assisted by winemaker Julio Bastias and
consultant Ken Bernards.
|Grapes are harvested from six estate parcels planted with clones 777, 115 and mass selection Valdivieso. The grapes were
cold macerated for five-seven days and fermented with pump overs to intensify aromas and flavors. The wine aged 10 months
in French oak barrels of different sizes: 228, 300 and 400 liters after which the wine was clarified and bottled.
|EQ is short for equilibrium. This concept stands for the commitment Matetic vineyards has with nature in creating a harmony between the soil, the climate and the vines. The varieties are: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir y Syrah.